Google has put out its annual year’s end Zeitgeist video. Initially, this year’s edition struck me as more annoying than usual. They spend a lot of time using the world’s triumph and tragedy to sell their failing Google+ product. A bit distasteful, but hey Google does a lot of good, so whatever. On my second view this afternoon though I noticed something disturbing. They end the film with a rapid-fire montage of 2011 images that ends on and lingers on the image below:
What the hell? Maybe I’m missing something, but it looks to me like a child of indeterminate nationality high-fiving an American service-person. This is the image that Google chooses to end its summing up of 2011 on? Is Google taking product-placement money from the Department of Defense? Inexplicable.
Here at Hammer of Truth, the only appropriate response to the inexplicable is a caption contest. Here are a couple to start you off.
“Thanks for blowing up that wedding, I was really nervous about being ring-bearer!”
“If I smile for this picture does that mean you won’t send the robots to kill my daddy?”